Category: News

New housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds will come into force on 14 December in England, Scotland and Wales.

Animal & Plant Health Agency Dear Stakeholder Due to the risk of avian influenza, new housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds will come into force on 14 December in England, Scotland and Wales. It will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity […]

Tier 2, Exemptions and Christmas Bubbles!

Tier 2 Restrictions Confused about what being in Tier 2 means? From Dec 2nd …… Tier 2: High alert This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of  infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place. In tier 2: you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with […]

Free Parking

Motorists can park in district council car parks without paying for or displaying a ticket on the following days in December: Abingdon – Saturdays (5, 12, 19 December) Faringdon – Saturdays (5, 12, 19 December) Wantage – Saturdays (5, 12, 19 December) Didcot – Mondays (7, 14, 21 December) Goring – Saturdays (5, 12, 19 […]

Food Bank – Local Access

If you need extra help, Watchfield residents can use the Faringdon Foodank – details below. Faringdon Foodbank The Pump House 5 Market Place FaringdonSN7 7HL If you need support you can call: 07548 535855 (during Foodbank opening times) OR Email: sally@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk Phone: Town Clerk 07711 424484 or Deputy Town Clerk 07809 458935 (outside of the […]

Support during Lockdown – November 2020

We will always try to help residents in need during lockdown. If you are classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, please read the advice below. If you are a Watchfield resident and self isolating or require assistance with prescription pick up, shopping or would like regular phone contact from a volunteer please do contact me (numbers […]

Important Covid-19 information for businesses

Businesses have a vital role to play in preventing COVID-19 transmission in the workplace and workforce. With this in mind, and in the wake of rising numbers of coronavirus cases across the country, the Government has introduced new measures designed to keep the number of infections down. Coronavirus cases in the workplace As an employer, […]

District Council Update October 15th 2020

Dear All Please see the latest information for the Vale of White Horse regarding Covid-19. Here is a useful visual reminder of the dos and don’ts for a MEDIUM risk area (Tier 1) which is where we are at time of writing! Please remember we are still here to help if required so don’t hesitate […]

Elm Tree Surgery – October Update

Elm Tree Surgery, Shrivenham – October Update Although the level of Covid infections locally remains well below the national average, please remain vigilant and continue to follow the government advice and guidance. We would encourage everyone to download the new Covid Test and Trace app (NHS COVID-19), in which you can see full details of […]